Monday, March 9, 2009

How Much Is A Trillion Dollars? An Illustrated Guide

With all the talk about the Stimulus Package going on, we've been hearing about some ludicrous amounts of money. And most of us have no way to comprehend how much a trillion or a billion is. A fellow governnment employee sent me
this handy-dandy tutorial from 'PageTutor.com' on just how much a trillion dollars is. I dodn't really have a way to fact check it, as I'll never get my hands on even a quarter of that kind of money, so take it for what it's worth. I thought it was interesting though.

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Since we can't follow the link into your mailbox, here's the page I think you intended to link to: What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

SRTC Staff said...

Thanks, I'll get that fixed. I'm home sick today and the drugs are making me loopy. Of course, I always use that excuse...

Anonymous said...

All better. :) Keep up the good work and enjoy those loopy drugs.

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